Joseph Richetur, Esq.
Boston Feb. 19. 1854
My dear friend -
I am well acquainted with
Mde [Masse ?], in this city, who teaches French
in Mr. [Touly's ?] School, & gives private lessons.
I feel a strong interest in her success.
Her husband has been teaching in your
city, & is about to sever his labors, & it
will give me pleasure to aid him in any
way in my power. I cannot speak
of Mr. [Masse ?] from a personal acquaintance,
but he is recommended in the highest
terms, is a teacher & a gentleman, &
Mr. [Sherrin ?] & others here, who are the
best judges of his qualifications,
and from their testimony in his
favor & my own desire for his
success, I am induced to call
your attention to his plans. If you
can advance his prospects in any
way, theres no doubt you will find
yourself fully justified in all you
may say or do.
M. [Masse ?] has the
best of letters to Mr [Chesson's ?]
friends in N. Bedford.
R. H. Dana Jr